Serve up These Creepy Apps at Your Halloween Party

Skeleton Crudite

This adorable idea won't take anytime at all. Just arrange your favorite veggies into the shape of skeleton. Don't forget the dip!

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Ghostly Pizza

The key here is cutting the cheese into ghost shapes. You can either free-hand it or use a ghost cookie cutter.

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Monster Wraps

The best part about these wraps is that you can fill them with whatever your guests want, so even the pickiest of eaters can enjoy.

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(Mike Garten)
Jack-o'-Lantern Chicken and Sweet Potato Potpie

You can't beat these little jack-o-lantern potpies. Guests will love the taste, and you'll love how easy they are to make.

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Halloween Cheese Balls

Homemade cheese balls take flight with a set of crispy tortilla wings.

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Pumpkin Hand Pies

For more of a sweet appetizer, try these pumpkin-packed hand pies that are also filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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Bloodshot Deviled Eyeballs

Whip up a batch of creamy deviled eggs and then turn them into eerie-looking "eyeballs" with a few simple additions: black olive slices for the pupils and thinly sliced pimiento for veins.

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Stuffed Eyeballs

Roll up your meat of choice (any type of ham will do!), then place a ball of mozzarella inside. Finish by adding a green olive stuffed with red pepper in the mozzarella to create an "eyeball."

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Cheese Witch Brooms

Grab a slice of cheese, roll up, and fray the bottom of one side to create the broom look. Stick a thin pretzel in the middle. You can tie it together with sliced green onion.

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Graveyard Dip

You can totally use store bought dips, just go the extra mile to cut your tortilla chips into the shape of gravestones.

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Mini Mummy Meat Loaves

Sweet cherry tomatoes are hidden in the center of these mini-meat loaves, offering a welcome burst of juicy flavor when you take a bite.

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Spiderweb Pizza

Serve up a piping hot slice of spookiness with these super-simple pizzas made with pre-baked crust, pizza sauce, strategically placed string cheese, and a black olive spider.

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Severed Toes in Bandages

Think pigs in a blanket with a twist! Guests will love eating these baked cocktail franks wrapped in pie crust strips. Serve with blood-red ketchup for dipping.

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Saucy Spider

Spin a web of doughy deliciousness with this party-perfect Halloween appetizer. If you can't find pizza dough at your supermarket, try a local pizza parlor, which will likely sell you a fresh ball. For extra effect, sprinkle the legs with poppy seeds, in addition to Parmesan.

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Mummies in a Blanket

The only thing you have to do differently here is loosely wrap the dough around the hot dogs to create a mummy look. Placing edible eyes is also a good idea.

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Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl Cauldron

Impress guests with this crafty Halloween appetizer. It cleverly transforms pumpernickel bread, breadsticks, and cream cheese into a basket, before filling it with a super-simple creamy spinach dip.

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Bite-Size Eyeballs

These cheesy pastry puffs will be the most app-eye-tizing item on your table this Halloween.

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Snakes and Soup

Red gumdrop tongues and poppy seed scales turn breadsticks into creepy crawlers.

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Jack-o-Lantern Sandwich Bites

These golden ham and cheese nibbles are way easier than carving a gourd. Just use a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter on store-bought pie crust, add ham and cheese slices, then layer and bake!

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Hot Pepper Mummies

To make this recipe, wrap jalapeño poppers with puff pastry and add roasted red pepper for eyes.

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Tangy Pumpkins

For a healthier party snack that still celebrates the holiday, peel several oranges and use celery to create a pumpkin stem.

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Monster Pizza Bites

A few sliced olives turn this finger-food favorite into a yummy Halloween treat. Plus, you can use whatever brand of pizza bite is your favorite.

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Spiderweb Nacho Spread

Give your basic Mexican dip an upgrade with this terrifyingly tasty recipe that layers refried beans with salsa, cheese, and homemade guacamole.

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Cheesy Spiders

With crunchy chow mein legs, these cheesy spider balls are a delicious addition to your next party.

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Celery Snails & Caterpillars

Too much candy calls for some healthy snacks for kids, such as these peanut butter and cream cheese-filled celery sticks.

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Tortilla Hands and Salsa

Use a cookie cutter to turn orange and green tortillas into spooky-looking hands. Serve them alongside your favorite salsa and your party guests are sure to be impressed.

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Monster Fingers

These creepy monster fingers take a bit of work but are well worth it. Ready-made breadstick dough is shaped, tinted with spray color, and then topped with an almond "fingernail" and poppyseeds.

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Ghost Sandwiches

To create these friendly apparitions, simply cut through white bread with a ghost-shaped cookie cutter and spread some chicken salad between two slices. Add a thin layer of cream cheese to the top first then decorate with olive slices.

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Butternut Squash and Turmeric Soup

Okay, so this isn't creepy, but it's still festive. Our soup uses the flavors of butternut squash and turmeric to make the ultimate fall recipe.

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Test Tube Dips

Presentation is everything. This mad scientist display for guacamole, beet hummus, romesco, and bread dips will get guests talking.

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Cheese Pumpkins

Traditional cheese balls will make guests happy, but these pumpkin-shaped ones will leave them speechless.

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Pumpkin Patch Bites

These snacks are ideal for any autumn-themed gathering, and don't take much to make. Black Forest ham and extra-sharp cheddar are layered between pumpkin-shaped ready-made pie crusts, which are baked until golden.

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Bat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Kids and adults alike will love these bat-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You simply can't be the classic combo.

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Enchanted Brooms

Hocus, pocus! These enchanting fruity brooms are much sweeter than the witches who ride them.

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Cauldron Dip

What's a Halloween party without a good dip? Made from good-for-you edamame and low-fat ricotta cheese, serve dip in a large acorn squash atop a "fire" of crudité and breadsticks.

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Deviled Egg Sailboats

Not traditionally Halloween-y, but a great appetizer that you can make more festive by replacing the "sails" with spooky Halloween touches.

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Slow-Cooker Meatballs

What we love about these (besides the taste) is that they are made in the slow-cooker, meaning you set it and forget it.

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Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Stew

On a cold Halloween night, this stew will warm your guests right up.

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Sweet Potato Kale Frittata

Give everyone a little slice of this delectable frittata, which has all the colors and flavors of fall.

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Crude-Ités with Green Slime Dip

The only thing scary about this herb and onion dip is how much of it you'll want to eat once you get a taste.

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Orange Jack-O'-Lanterns

A healthy snack that's so easy to make. All you need is a sharpie and some oranges.

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Pumpkin-Carrot Soup

Get the dinner party started with a classic recipe of pumpkin-carrot soup. You can place it in a classy orange bowl or go more cutesy with a Halloween-themed one.

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"Pumpkin" Tortilla Chips

Pumpkin-shaped chips + hummus = a healthy and hearty snack for your Halloween party.

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Ghost Toasts

Perfect for using with any party dip, these ghost toasts are super easy to make.

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Booger Popcorn

Yep, boogers as a snack! Well, really, you can recreate by covering your favorite popcorn with food coloring mist.

Chocolate Dipped Ghost Pretzels

Okay, chocolate may not be the first appetizer idea that comes to mind, but it is Halloween after all! For this recipe, all you need to do is microwave white candy melts and 1 tsp coconut oil in 20-sec. increments, stirring until melted and smooth. Then, dip ends of pretzel rods two-thirds of the way in candy melts, shaking off excess, and place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Let set until firm. Use black edible marker to create your ghost faces.

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Fruit Treats

Just slice and dice your favorite fruit and add faces using chocolate chips, nuts, strawberries, and more.

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Candy Apples with Gummy Worms

If you want to limit the amount of sugar on this fall fruit, skip the gummy worms. Granny Smith apples are festive enough on their own!

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Halloween Snack Mix

Prepare this easy recipe for delicious (and Halloween-themed) snacking all night long. All you have to do is combine everyone's favorite mini snacks (pretzels, popcorn, cereal, etc.) into a bag or container. It's a really great idea to take a bag or two with you while you trick-or-treat through the neighborhood.

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Sausage and Sage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

The kids may be skeptical of the dried cranberries stuffed into acorn squash halves along with Italian sausage, onion, and parmesan, but the older party goers will easily fill up on this app.

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Halloween doesn't have to be just about the treats. Serve up some delicious Halloween appetizers at your next get together that will truly wow your party crowd.